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Hoagy Carmichael and his Pals

First StardustIn this 1927 session, Hoagy Carmichael recorded the first version of his famous song “Stardust“. The song went on from these humble beginnings to be one of the most popular songs of the Twentieth Century. Legend has it that Gennett almost destroyed the record because they thought it wasn’t good enough. Hoagy is accompanied by Emil Seidel and his Orchestra and the Dorsey brothers on this session.

Champion 15420-B was released under the pseudonym of Malcom Webb and his Gang.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
One Night In Havana
(Hoagy Carmichael)
10-28-1927 Richmond, Indiana Gennett

(Hoagy Carmichael)
10-31-1927 Richmond, Indiana Gennett

When Baby Sleeps
(Hoagy Carmichael)
10-31-1927 Richmond, Indiana Gennett

Hoagy Carmichael and his Pals

Artist Instrument
Maurice Bennett Tenor Saxophone
Paul Brown Drums
Hoagy Carmichael Piano, Vocals, Cornet
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Dick Kent Clarinet
Donn Kimell Banjo
Bob Mayhew Cornet
Nye Mayhew Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Rossberg Trombone
Mischa Russell Violin
Andy Secrest Cornet
Emil Seidel Piano, Leader
Byron Smart Trumpet
Gene Woods Clarinet


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